Golytely is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- if you are allergic to Golytely;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have certain medical conditions;
- if you have certain stomach/intestinal problems (toxic colitis, obstruction);
- if you have history of vomiting easily/often;
- if you have severe ulcers/swelling of the colon (ulcerative colitis);
- if you have trouble swallowing (poor gag reflex, aspiration);
Clearing stool from the intestines helps your doctor to better examine the intestines during your procedure.
Golytely is a laxative that works by drawing large amounts of water into the colon.
Golytely is prescribed for the treatment of metabolic acidosis which may occur in severe renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes, circulatory insufficiency due to shock or severe dehydration, extracorporeal circulation of blood, cardiac arrest and severe primary lactic acidosis.
Golytely is prescribed in severe diarrhea which is often accompanied by a significant loss of bicarbonate.
Golytely is prescribed in the treatment of certain drug intoxications, including barbiturates (where dissociation of the barbiturateprotein complex is desired), in poisoning by salicylates or methyl alcohol and in hemolytic reactions requiring alkalinization of the urine to diminish nephrotoxicity of blood pigments.
Golytely is prescribed to clean out the intestines before certain bowel exam procedures such as colonoscopy or barium enema X-rays.
This effect results in watery bowel movements.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Golytely may also be known as:
- 800 Sodium Bicarbonate Powder;
- BSS plus;
- Elliotts B solution;
- Endosol extra;
- E-Z-EM Prep Lyte;
- Gripe water;
- Hema BP-38;
- Natrum bicarbonicum;
- Sandoz sodium bicarbonate;
- Sodium bicarbonate in plastic container;
- Sodium bicarbonate liquid concentrate;
Golytely side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Anal irritation;
- Chest pain;
- Feelings of fullness in the stomach/abdomen;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Severe dizziness;
- Stomach/abdominal cramps;
- Sudden shortness of breath;
- Trouble breathing;
- Vomit that is bloody or looks like coffee grounds;